Paper Smooches Flower Frames

Happy Friday! Things are ramping up around here as we cram in the last bits of summer before school starts. It’s another full day today! πŸ™‚ All good things!

Today I’m sharing these little tags I made with Paper Smooches new Flower Frame dies and the previously released stamp set, New Beginnings 2! They are brown and yellow, and look more fall/”sunflowery” in person! Ha!
(This tag is Paper Smooches Tag Stitched dies. <3)
I LOVE these frames, and I actually will probably use them more as frames. However,Β  I thought it was fun to use them as centerpieces on these tags and my previous cards HERE. πŸ™‚ I think they are fun to stand on their own! πŸ™‚

Check out all the new Paper Smooches goodies HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a GREAT weekend!

Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

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Counting Blessings SOA Release Day!

Happy Release day for the Counting Blessings Stamp of Approval Collection!

Thank you so very much for all the amazing and truly kind comments everyone left here yesterday! The consensus is that we love the leaves and that leaves and gratitude are not just for autumn! Love that! πŸ™‚ You can check out my blog post for the Blog Hop yesterday HERE. Be sure to head over to Catherine’s website below for all the latest info!

WWW.CPSTAMPOFAPPROVAL.COM

I am sharing a couple more cards here to celebrate RELEASE DAY! Yay!!

How awesomely graphic is this Geo Trio stencil!! ❀ !! It has three different patterns to use on it! Catherine’s inks make blending this on flawless! I used Icing on the Cake, Tutti Frutti (fave!) Orange Twist , and Tiara for this.

I also used the collection’s Thankful die and the Tags, Etc. dies for this strip. I was intending to stitch above it, but ended up right on the line the die creates. I could never stitch this way if I intended too! But on a fluke, no problem! LOL!

Just love the graphic nature of this card and how those inks blend! So flawless! And can we just enjoy the handwritten script of this Thankful die? Good golly! So fantastic!


Next up is a ‘Thank You’ card!

I just trimmed the Thankful die to make a fun “Thank You” card! πŸ™‚

For this card, I used the Tags, Etc. Dies, Thankful Die, Autumn Blessings Stamp set, Geo Trio Stencil, and the Marching Leaves stencil!Β  Eeep! Again, I used Catherine’s fabulously blending inks! (Tutti Frutti and actually all the same ones as the above card! How did that happen? LOL!! πŸ™‚ )


I hope you’ve enjoyed the projects I made with this collection, as much as I have enjoyed making them!

Thank you again for stopping by today! A BIG crafty hug to Catherine for having me along, and many thanks to the team for help with details! It’s been a pleasure hanging with everyone! Be sure to check out Catherine’s Blog HERE for more fun!

I look forward to seeing what everyone creates with this fantastic collection!!

Happy creating!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Stamp of Approval Blog Hop, Day 3!

Hello all, and welcome to the final stop on the The Stamp of Approval Counting Blessings Collection Blog Hop! Eeeep! Have you loved seeing all the projects! GOOD stuff! I always think this is a party in a box, delivered! And this collection is definitely my most favorite yet!! ❀

The Stamp of Approval Collection is an exclusive collection. These individual products were designed just for this collection box. Each product is a brand new design, and will not be available again from Catherine Pooler Designs for many months. Make sure you subscribe to the wait list to get first notice of the sales link…these collections sell out quickly! You can get on the waitlist here: WWW.CPSTAMPOFAPPROVAL.COM


Are you ready for my cards?! I am! I really enjoyed playing with this collection! πŸ™‚

Oh my word! THIS LEAF! ❀ ! For this card, I used several of the products in the box. The tag and scalloped panel are from the Tag, Etc. Dies. I die cut the Thankful die a few times and layered it up for some pop! The leaf is cut using the Falling Leaf dies. (I adhered them, and then stitched them like crazy! πŸ˜‰ ) I used the Marching Leaves stencil on the background. (This stencil is definitely one of my favorite things in this box– ❀ !!!!)

I love this color combo that shook out during the process! πŸ˜‰


Next up, is a celebration card showing the versatility of this collection! I think this color combo is so festive! ALL Catherine Pooler’s bold color inks are a stamper’s dream! Very inky, but not TOO inky. You know what I mean? πŸ˜‰ Those can be found HERE.

For this card, I used the following products from this collection: The Tags, Etc. Dies, Good Things stamp set, and the Leaf Motifs stamp set.

I used my favorite CP color, Tutti Frutti, on many of my SOA projects this month! I can’t stop. πŸ™‚ Β For this card, I also used the new gray Black Jack, Party Dress, Tiara and Fiesta Blue!

This collection is FULL of possibilities! I myself, am super loving all the graphic elements in it!

Be sure to leave comments along the way for the BLOG HOP PRIZE!

Β One winner will be chosen at random from each day’s comments and announced on AUGUST 17th on Catherine’s blog. The winners will win their box and if they already bought it, they will be issued a Gift Certificate worth $100 towards a future purchase.

Here’s the Blog Hop list for today:

  1. Catherine Pooler
  2. Β Taheerah Atchia
  3. Lydia Evans
  4. Ingrid Blackburn Pagliocca
  5. Β Kimberly Wiener
  6. Β Jill HawkinsΒ  <— You are here! πŸ™‚

Be sure to check out the previous two days of hopping for more fun projects and chances to win a box of your own! Start HERE on Catherine’s Blog!

And don’t forget to get on the wait list! Last go round, they sold out lightening fast, so be sure to do so ASAP! Join the wait list here: WWW.CPSTAMPOFAPPROVAL.COM

Thank you very much for stopping by today! Sending out HUGE thanks to Catherine! I appreciate you having me along to celebrate another awesome Stamp of Approval Collection! ❀ ! I look forward to sharing more tomorrow! πŸ™‚

Have a fabulous week! Thank you for hopping all the way here! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins See you there! πŸ™‚

Right at Home’s Anemone set

I’m over on the Right at Home blog today, sharing a few more cards I created with the latest Right at Home release! You can also check out the whole release HERE!
All of these cards are made with the super easy to use Anemone set! It’s a lovely set that can be used in quite a variety of ways. I’ll share the cards here, but please head over to the RAH Blog to read more! πŸ™‚
This first card, is one of my favorites!
I used a scalloped circle to mask off the stamping area. Which is why the edge is “blurred”. You can easily make it a crisper edge with a solid circle. πŸ™‚
 And here is a PURPLE card! πŸ˜‰ Rare!
So easy to layer exactly OR slightly offset! πŸ™‚
And here is a whole set, one of which I shared a couple weeks back!
You can make this simpler and crank them out much faster in a pinch.
I’m digging the blue one! I didn’t think I’d like it, but it looks good!
I used a white Prismacolor pencil to color in the sentiments. I go back and forth on if I like it or not? I wish I had thought ahead and left the sentiment stamp to be stamped precisely on top again. But, I make decisions as I go vs. planning ahead on cards. Ha! πŸ™‚

Also, I used sentiments from RAH’s previously released set, Make Something Beautiful for a few of these cards! ❀ that set!

I hope you have a chance to check out all of the new Right at Home release! Thank you again to Nicole! I’ve loved inking up all these Right at Home stamps and I’m looking forward to more! πŸ™‚

Wishing you all a wonderful week!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins

Wish Big

Hooray for Friday!

Today I’m sharing a card I made with the new Magical Sampler stamp set from Paper Smooches! When I finished this card, I did a little happy squeak! I just think it turned out so fun! πŸ™‚

These little lights are from the new Wavy Wishes set and coordinating icon dies HERE. I colored them with Copic Markers, added Glossy Accents, and adhered with silver thread and foam adhesive.

One of my favorite images for the holidays are these types of Christmas lights. But aren’t they fun to repurpose for the rest of the year? ❀

This awesome frame is the Rose Frame die. I use it ALL THE TIME! πŸ™‚ I finished this card off with some simple stitching. πŸ™‚ A lovely little birthday card!

You can check out the NEW Paper Smooches August release HERE! 

Have a great weekend!

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

12th Birthday!

Hola! I’m sharing this card I made for my niece, who is turning 12!!!??? How!!?? I swear she was just turning 3 yesterday. Yup, I’m that adult that cannot digest that children just keep on growing! Haaa! πŸ™‚  ❀

I thought this bear would be fantastic to hold some fun balloons! AND a cupcake, while sporting a party hat! Busy little dude! πŸ™‚

I colored the cutie bear and his accessories with Copic markers, added some Stickles and Wink of Stella sparkle. I tied silver thread to each balloon (which, while time consuming, is a fun detail) and finished it off with a little washi tape and stitching. In the end, it’s a little bit busier of a card than I generally make, but it is a PARTY! πŸ™‚

For this, I used Essentials by Ellen All Inside ( and dies), EH’s Silver Linings, and Avery Elle’s Numbered Balloons and Party Animal  stamp/die.

I’m adding this for the Mix-It Up Challenge with Avery Elle over at Ellen Hutson! Perfect! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Biggest birthday wishes to E on Monday! Shhhhhh! πŸ™‚ ❀

Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram? jilldhawkins

Happy Thanks

Happy Tuesday, crafty peeps! Today I am popping in with a Teacher card! I can never make enough of these! This one is happy and FUN! It could easily be used for anyone though, and you can use the other Paper Smooches Fruit People to make a set! Hmmmm… thinking ahead there! πŸ™‚

I also used Paper Smooches’ Thanks So Much die and the Cross Stitch Die! I’ll have some actual cross stitch projects all together to share someday. πŸ™‚

Eeeeeeeep! So stinkin cute! I just die cut and dry embossed these elements, glued them down and added some stitching! Super easy. You could add some more detail by shading the fruit elements, but I kept it simple. πŸ™‚

You can check out all of the NEWΒ Paper SmoochesΒ AUGUST 2017 release HERE.

Have a great week! Thanks for stopping by!
Take care- Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins